Summer safety

friends at the beach

June is National Safety Month. Here’s a checklist for summer safety:

  • Always wear seat belts in vehicles.
  • Wear a reflective vest and lights (front and back) when biking, running/walking, skateboarding, etc. at night.
  • Check bike and other helmets for condition and proper fit. Learn about helmet fitting.
  • Use wrist guards, elbow and kneepads, and other equipment when rollerblading or other activities.
  • Check the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Develop a plan in case of fire or other emergencies.
  • Carry emergency contact information with you when traveling.
  • Use the buddy system: Travel in pairs or groups whenever possible, especially in unfamiliar surroundings. Make sure friends and family know where you’ll be.